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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (Major Group)

Healthcare Support Occupations comprises the following occupations: Home Health and Personal Care Aides; Nursing Assistants; Orderlies; Psychiatric Aides; Occupational Therapy Assistants; Occupational Therapy Aides; Physical Therapist Assistants; Physical Therapist Aides; Massage Therapists; Dental Assistants; Medical Assistants; Medical Equipment Preparers; Medical Transcriptionists; Pharmacy Aides; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers; Phlebotomists; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other


National estimates for Healthcare Support Occupations
Industry profile for Healthcare Support Occupations
Geographic profile for Healthcare Support Occupations

National estimates for Healthcare Support Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Healthcare Support Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,440,880 0.4 % $ 15.50 $ 32,250 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Healthcare Support Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.31 $ 12.26 $ 14.40 $ 17.74 $ 22.30
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,450 $ 25,490 $ 29,960 $ 36,900 $ 46,380


Industry profile for Healthcare Support Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Healthcare Support Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Healthcare Support Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Healthcare Support Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,521,420 59.47 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Home Health Care Services 959,870 64.25 $ 13.41 $ 27,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 702,320 12.55 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 630,550 41.10 $ 15.27 $ 31,760
Offices of Physicians 479,710 18.51 $ 17.69 $ 36,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Healthcare Support Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 959,870 64.25 $ 13.41 $ 27,890
Individual and Family Services 1,521,420 59.47 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 321,840 50.89 $ 13.49 $ 28,070
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 422,640 44.92 $ 13.99 $ 29,100
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 630,550 41.10 $ 15.27 $ 31,760

Top paying industries for Healthcare Support Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 360 0.05 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 33,460 1.61 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Educational Support Services 800 0.43 $ 21.66 $ 45,040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,140 0.31 $ 21.46 $ 44,630


Geographic profile for Healthcare Support Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Healthcare Support Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Healthcare Support Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Healthcare Support Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 929,110 56.55 1.22 $ 17.07 $ 35,500
New York 638,750 73.49 1.59 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
Texas 552,100 45.62 0.99 $ 13.16 $ 27,370
Pennsylvania 341,350 61.93 1.34 $ 14.54 $ 30,250
Florida 282,840 33.50 0.72 $ 15.44 $ 32,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Healthcare Support Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 638,750 73.49 1.59 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
New Mexico 50,250 63.95 1.38 $ 13.33 $ 27,730
Pennsylvania 341,350 61.93 1.34 $ 14.54 $ 30,250
Maine 34,540 60.05 1.30 $ 15.84 $ 32,950
Minnesota 157,140 58.01 1.25 $ 16.02 $ 33,320




Top paying states for Healthcare Support Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 13,490 45.54 0.98 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Washington 139,350 43.61 0.94 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Massachusetts 187,110 55.86 1.21 $ 17.88 $ 37,180
Oregon 75,750 41.92 0.91 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Hawaii 22,570 39.31 0.85 $ 17.38 $ 36,150





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Healthcare Support Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 613,380 69.43 1.50 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 374,240 64.27 1.39 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 176,430 65.42 1.41 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 162,000 37.14 0.80 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 123,600 47.51 1.03 $ 18.22 $ 37,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 121,230 33.78 0.73 $ 14.66 $ 30,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 118,280 39.84 0.86 $ 13.38 $ 27,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 112,800 48.39 1.05 $ 19.46 $ 40,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 101,150 54.70 1.18 $ 16.24 $ 33,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 97,190 46.09 1.00 $ 15.57 $ 32,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Healthcare Support Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 45,400 174.80 3.77 $ 11.23 $ 23,360
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 22,230 164.86 3.56 $ 11.17 $ 23,230
Grants Pass, OR 2,830 108.61 2.35 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Pittsfield, MA 3,870 106.82 2.31 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Utica-Rome, NY 11,910 103.28 2.23 $ 16.01 $ 33,310
El Centro, CA 5,630 98.08 2.12 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Laredo, TX 9,630 97.07 2.10 $ 11.25 $ 23,400
Las Cruces, NM 6,660 97.02 2.10 $ 12.38 $ 25,750
Sherman-Denison, TX 4,290 94.06 2.03 $ 13.16 $ 27,370
Erie, PA 10,180 89.28 1.93 $ 13.87 $ 28,840